Because good research needs good data

RDMF12: Linking Data and Repositories (and other systems)

18-19 November 2014 |

Seamless flow of content between systems and across institutional boundaries is one of the core – if perhaps utopian – goals of information management. At a basic level, there is within the research community a shared desire and a growing impetus to link publications to the datasets which underpin them, and to sustain these links for the longer-term. But while the publications will generally be held in comparatively stable repositories, data (and metadata) may be created, held in, and accessed via, a variety of different systems.

Furthermore, as data becomes increasingly accepted as a first-class research output in its own right, the types of (re-)user become more diverse: research funders and university administrators, for example, take a growing interest in usage statistics and impact, as well as monitoring compliance with the relevant policies. Each of the stakeholder groups has its own outlook on what they need research data to ‘do’, and the kinds of system they need to interface it with.

This event will provide a variety of perspectives, including presentations from UK university repository managers and research data service providers, case study examples of cross-system information flow (both within and between organisations), and interoperability updates from proponents of some of the major repository and data archiving platforms, providing useful insights for those seeking to identify the right technical infrastructure for their organisation.

Speakers and slides


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Costs and Registration

The delegate registration price of £195 includes overnight accommodation at the Conferencing Centre, a drinks reception and all meals.

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Venue address:

College Court Conferencing Centre
University of Leicester
Knighton Road

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